Graphic Designer

Hoare Lea

We are an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings. Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Bristol, UK ⚠️

Graphic designer

Bristol

Hoare Lea is an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings.

Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental, and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

Hoare Lea has joined Tetra Tech’s High-Performance Buildings Group, a global alliance of MEP firms.

Purpose

A strong brand is essential for businesses. In turn, those brands need creativity to connect and communicate with their audiences. Increasingly this challenge is being taken up by in-house teams. Our Creative Studio, working as part of our Marketing team, is doing just that. As part of this team, you will help provide creative graphic design support to the firm.

Why work for us?

The Hoare Lea Marketing team is a small but effective and energetic group of people. We’re a friendly bunch, who help each other out whenever needed, and we always welcome new ideas, fresh approaches, and excitement.

We are the firm’s go-to team for all things communication, content, and high-level marketing – whether that be through strategy development, general guidance, or more practical day-to-day content creation. Take a look at the Hoare Lea website to get a feel for everything we create: from events, insights, and films, to an industry-leading magazine, podcast, and thought leadership.

We predominately support the firm in the sectors and specialisms in which it has expertise, but also more broadly in terms of the firm’s role in reacting to the climate emergency, human-centric design, ESG and Corporate Responsibility, and other ‘value propositions’.

We push ourselves to think differently and we produce work of the highest quality that we are all proud of. You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference, to be creative, and to have ownership and accountability for your work within a supportive and fun environment.

This role is aimed at someone who is at the beginning of their career in graphic design. We are not expecting you to know and to be able to do everything on day one. We will give you the support you need to develop your role – your design skills, and any specialist skills you can bring to the team.

Key deliverables

  • Work with the Creative Studio team to provide a variety of graphic design requirements across the business. Whilst the focus is on day-to-day graphic support you will also contribute to a range of exciting and larger projects. You will collaborate on creative ideas to support a range of communications, campaigns, and other marketing outputs – which includes motion graphics, digital and social media.
  • Provide support to the wider Marketing Team with projects and initiatives, including our Internal Comms and Visualisation Teams
  • Be a brand guardian – working within and pushing the Hoare Lea brand guidelines, as well as supporting others and inspiring them in keeping all our communications on-brand.

Role and responsibilities

  • Work with the Head of Marketing, Creative Studio Manager, and Content Manager on projects, ensuring quality and accuracy of work.
  • Help/liaise with internal clients and the Marketing Team to clarify briefs, devise creative solutions, and maintain communication throughout projects.
  • Conceptualise, visualise, and confidently present ideas.
  • Take final solutions through to digital artwork.
  • Report to the Creative Studio Manager, keeping them up-to-date on the status /issues of current projects.
  • Assist with inquiries about brand and guidelines.
  • Support with PowerPoint templates and presentations when required.
  • Assist the management of our digital asset library.
  • Create visual content for our website and intranet.

Person specification

  • A degree in Graphic Design or equivalent.
  • Some experience in a design studio environment would be welcome
  • Some experience at a junior level.
  • Understanding of brand guidelines.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates your ideas and potential.
  • Good communicator at all levels with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Great collaboration skills: you’re happy when working as a team to turn an idea into reality.
  • Excellent eye for design aesthetics as well as detail.
  • Well-developed organisational skills, being able to manage a number of day-to-day tasks.
  • Able to take initiative and manage own workload effectively.
  • Good level of ability with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite – InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat. Whilst not essential some experience of After Effects / Premiere Pro / Adobe Express would be advantageous.
  • Working knowledge of the MS Office suite - in particular PowerPoint and Word would be useful.

Our benefits

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer hybrid working (in-office attendance for 1-2 days per week or for certain collaborative meetings), both core and flexible benefits (outlined below), a competitive salary, and your choice of training and development to support you throughout your career.

Core benefits

  • Private medical scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Income protection
  • Electric Car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Electric car scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with the length of service
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced Paternity, Maternity & Shared Parental Leave
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Professional membership subscription
  • Flexitime

Flexible benefits

  • 9-day fortnight – the firm offers all employees the option to work a 9-day fortnight
  • Hybrid Working – activity-based approach
  • Employee stock purchase plan – a voluntary program that allows eligible employees to purchase Tetra Tech common stock at a 15% discount
  • Holiday buy & sell up to 5 days
  • Study Assistance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Other flexible benefits include gym and retail discounts, travel & dental insurance, and GAYE (Give as you Earn)
  • Flexible working - We’re happy to discuss flexible working.  There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to.  Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage

How to apply

To apply simply complete a CV profile and submit your application, or for further information please contact [email protected]

Diversity, equity and inclusion

We are committed to being a place where underrepresented individuals and communities are not just included, but where marginalised knowledge and experience is valued, amplified, and harnessed. So, we strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including women, people of the Global Majority, LGBTQ+ individuals, disabled people, neurodivergent people, and those from all other underrepresented or marginalised groups. To learn more about our approach to diversity, equity and inclusion, see our DEI strategy.

Adjustments and accommodations

If there are adjustments or accommodations that we can put in place to ensure you can participate and give your best at any stage of the recruitment process (whether relating to disability, neurodivergence, or anything else) please let us know.

Flexible working

We are committed to enabling a healthy work-life balance for all employees. So, we welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements to suit their particular needs and lifestyle, including part-time, term-time-only, and remote working.

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Leading independent engineering consultancy specializing in MEP, environmental, and sustainability services.

Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 30 days of PTO, includes annual leave and additional flexible leave options

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid working environment with flexible location options.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Opportunties for Sabbaticals
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.2k across 17 departments:

  • engineering
    555
  • education
    122
  • consulting
    117
  • finance
    31
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